Even major corporations in Utah have seen the benefits of equality, like Intermountain Healthcare, which extended “domestic partner” benefits to same-sex couples last week. Props to IHC!
Of course, what I mean by pass is that it is really only pass in corporate America to be homophobic. That same is not true in pseudo-corporate, religious America, where most people think religions suck when it comes to dealing with issues related to homosexuality. According to a recent PublicReligion.org study, 2/3 of Americans think messages coming from religions contribute to suicide among gay and lesbian youth and 4 in 10 Americans give religions a D or F on how they deal with LGBTQ issues.
So, here’s my question for this post: When will the corporate Church offer domestic partner benefits for its employees at the Church Office Building and worldwide?
I kid, of course… Sadly. That day is going to be a long time in coming. Though I wonder if any employees are secretly gay and pilfering benefits. Maybe Daymon Smith knows…